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Hollybush Reindeer Trail!

Tuesday to Friday from 3rd to 17th December - 10.30am-2.30pm

Bring your pre-schoolers down to explore the wildlife garden and see if you can find all of Santa’s reindeer hiding in our garden! Self-guided trail, Christmas biscuit and a gift for the Reindeer - £1.50 per child. Homemade cakes, hot drinks and lunches in the cafe for grownups.

Woodcraft, cards and other festive gifts available to buy.

Diploma Level 1 and 2 now recruiting!

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Action Squad Program

TCV will be running the Action Squad Program which involves two days of practical conservation tasks, including habitat management and creation, woodland management and improvement and the reclamation of urban green space!

Various tasks will be offered with a choice of two. The task changes daily and offers a wide variety of opportunities for volunteers that wish to improve their community and have an interest in conservation.

All you need is your lunch, TCV can provide all personal protective equipment and will reimburse your travel expenses. The Action Squad Program is also highly flexible to accommodate your needs and dramatically improves your CV.

Please contact alex@ncvys.org.uk or visit https://actionsquadacademy.org.uk/ for more information!

Volunteering at Hollybush

Now recruiting for Volunteer Officers!

Hollybush Conservation Centre is home to The Conservation Volunteers in Leeds.

You can volunteer with Hollybush every day of the week if you like. There is always something going on, whether its going out with one of our practical teams (Tuesday to Friday every week) to do some hands-on conservation work, supporting our students on the gardening course or helping around the gardens at Hollybush.

This week's tasks:

Come along, join us! You don’t need green fingers to volunteer and help improve local green spaces!
It's the last task week of the year, but there's no rest for the Practical Team (or the rest of us!)! Get your woolly jumper on and join in!


Tuesday  16th

1. Hirst Wood helping to create an area of dead hedging in preparation for tree felling.
2. Scotland Wood has been receiving footpath improvements, via the age old skill of stone pitching! 

Wednesday 17th

1. Rothwell offers a chance to learn the age old skill of willow weaving. 
2. Volunteers can improve their landscaping skills at Scotland Wood and also help with the pathwork construction.

Thursday 18th   

1. Hirst Wood helping to clear a pond and landscape the surrounding area. 
2. Scotland wood receives another day of stone pitching as part of the Meanwood Valley Trail, also footpath construction continues.

See you soon!


All you need is a packed lunch and suitable clothing! Come along to Hollybush for 9am to complete a form and have a cuppa before our daily briefing... then go out with us on a minibus to one of the two above projects.

See you soon!

How to find us

We undertake a wide range of conservation activities and provide lots of opportunities for volunteers. Hollybush has a unique atmosphere. Our work standards are high but we have a relaxed and sociable approach which makes this a great place to be. Why not join us and discover it for yourself?

Contact our volunteer coordinator Jess to find out how you can get involved today.

What's in it for you?

  • Personal development
  • A stepping stone to a career in the environment sector
  • Learn practical skills
  • Gain experience in volunteer co-ordination and project management
  • Receiving formal training through our training programmes

More information about volunteering

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